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Securities Industry Experts Clarify the Realities of Taking a Private Company Public

Laura Anthony | Posted 09.09.2016 | Business
Laura Anthony

Pubco CEO, officers and directors fall into two camps: "Going public was the best decision we ever made," and "If we knew then what we knew now, we wo...

Dan Lyons, "Disrupted," and Start Up Culture

Tom Morris | Posted 04.10.2017 | Business
Tom Morris

The first half of the book had me laughing out loud, again and again. The second half had me worrying about current dangers to rational business culture, and our overall economy.

Mandarins and China's Markets: When Faith Fades

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 07.08.2016 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

The Great China Stock Crash of 2015 may be recalled as the negative inflection point at which the faith of Chinese in their central government faded.

Fifty Shades of White: Raising Equity from the Public by Start-ups

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 05.29.2015 | Small Business
Victoria Silchenko

Arming the mid-size companies with a new funding channel might trigger the valuations hike further, imposing the notorious "bubble" the VCs like to talk about. Don't underestimate the power of billboards or TV commercials with investment offerings.

On the Meaning of Entrepreneurship

Max Gladwell | Posted 06.16.2014 | Business
Max Gladwell

The path to starting and scaling a venture-backed business is defined by a series of hurdles and gateways that become more challenging as you move through each one.

The Come-Back Kids

Carl Rogers | Posted 11.18.2013 | Media
Carl Rogers

The beauty of digital, as opposed to TV, is that one does not need to select one channel over another; we have a presence across multiple channels, all of which we engage with in order to spend time with friends.

Here's Why You Need To Worry About The IPO Boom

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 08.13.2013 | Business

The IPO market is back in full swing. Believe it or not, that's bad news for the stock market. So far this year, 126 companies have priced initial ...

Sell Your Company, Not Your Soul

Lili Balfour | Posted 08.25.2013 | Business
Lili Balfour

So, how does one land a company? I've created a simple structure to allow entrepreneurs to evaluate various landing methodologies (read: exit strategies).

From Idea to IPO

Daniel Newman | Posted 05.25.2013 | Small Business
Daniel Newman

To create the jobs, the careers and the environment where "The Employee" can flourish. There is something about that in which cannot be easily put to words. But is rewarding unlike anything else for an entrepreneur.

SHAMU FOR SALE -- Should You Invest in Captivity?

David Kirby | Posted 03.02.2013 | Green
David Kirby

Investing in the captivity of highly intelligent killer whales for public amusement carries with it considerable risks and drawbacks -- not just financially, but ethically and morally as well.

Boston Has Produced Far More IPOs Than New York

Jeff Bussgang | Posted 09.23.2012 | Small Business
Jeff Bussgang

I previously concluded that the New York market had a stronger pipeline of pre-IPO companies that would be attractive to the public markets than Boston. I now realize I was dead wrong.

Mark Gongloff

Facebook Value Down About $15 Billion In Three Days | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.22.2012 | Business

Facebook shares are melting down again on Tuesday, and though the rest of the stock market doesn't seem to care, it should: This episode will likely f...

Facebook IPO Debacle Pushes Nasdaq To Revamp

Reuters | Posted 07.20.2012 | Business

(Reuters) - The Nasdaq is planning to revamp its systems for handling stock offerings after acknowledging that technology problems had affected tradin...

Here's Who Desperately Needs Facebook Cash

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.17.2012 | Business

This Facebook IPO had better go well -- there's an awful lot riding on it. Forget all of the people, including Mark Zuckerberg annd early investors...

IPO Boom Hits Speed Bump

The Huffington Post | D.M. Levine | Posted 04.12.2012 | Business

A mini-boom in the IPO market seems to have hit a mini speed-bump. The first quarter of this year was the busiest for initial public offerings sin...

Staying Independent

Fred Wilson | Posted 06.11.2012 | Small Business
Fred Wilson

Possibly the most interesting running conversation I've been having with entrepreneurs lately is how they can keep their companies independent without having to go public and turn their cap table into a casino.

Why One Law Headed To Obama's Desk Is A Holiday For Fraudsters

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.05.2012 | Business

This will be the last Seven And A Half Things for this week, so today's seven and a half things are going to have to last you for two days. We've made...

What Crisis? IPO Market Red Hot

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.02.2012 | Business

The U.S. IPO market is in such a state of horrifying crisis that it just had what's arguably its best quarter in years. The total number of U.S. in...

Bank Launches New Business For Ultra-Wealthy

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2012 | Business

By Ashley Lau April 2 (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co opened its new Abbot Downing business on Monday, o fficially merging two of its we...

Apple's Flash Crash

The Huffington Post | D.M. Levine | Posted 03.23.2012 | Business

Call it a very bad day for flash traders. On the very day that BATS, short for Better Alternative Trading System, one of the larger high-frequency ...

How the JOBS Act Stacks Up for Small Business

Carol Roth | Posted 05.09.2012 | Small Business
Carol Roth

Overall, the JOB act's steps to increase access to capital and decrease regulations are both welcome measures; however, once again, there is a predisposition for regulators to miss the point when it comes to what a small business is and what would truly help it.

When Valuations Don't Mean Valuable

Tony Greenberg | Posted 01.18.2012 | Business
Tony Greenberg

Investing in IPOs today screams "caveat emptor." But do we listen? The prospect of investing in something that all our friends are using seems to be as irresistible as super-sizing a fast-food meal -- and can be equally bad for our (fiscal) health.

Most 2011 IPOs Are Underwater (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Janean Chun | Posted 12.10.2011 | Small Business

High-profile initial public stock offerings (IPOs) in the first half of 2011 revealed the market's hunger for tech startups, while also reviving Debat...

No Exit In Sight: Venture-Backed IPOs Slip To 2-Year Low

Reuters | Posted 12.04.2011 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Just five venture-capital backed companies held initial public offerings last quarter, data from the National Venture Capital Association ...

How the Economic Rollercoaster Strains Startups

Ray Leach | Posted 10.12.2011 | Small Business
Ray Leach

A poorly performing stock market, in addition to the anticipated public-sector budget cuts, put a damper on almost everything that high growth entrepreneurs need to be successful.